The Beckenham Place Park Artisan and Farmers Market started in the summer of this 2020 to give Beckenham, Downham, Catford and Bromley a local market to get your organic produce and artisan bakes.
We feel there is a need to add resilience to the local food system, and to reduce long-haul reliance and with that our food carbon footprint, in light of present national and international issues. We wish to support increased organic food growing, and we will change the supply chain conversation from food air miles and cargo, to road miles and haulage, and with the help and engagement of the local community to food feet and wheelbarrows. We hope to do this by encouraging produce to be grown within walking distance of the park, mobilizing the allotment harvest. We are talking to our stall holders about packaging, about not using single use plastics, and we will continue to do so as new stall holders join us. We have started speaking with local businesses and are starting to being increasingly visible to local residents and look forward to finding constructive and innovative ways to reflect local priorities around food supply together.
We have spoken with a lot of farms in Kent and Sussex and the home counties and a lot of London based bakeries and have started to showcase delicious artisan sourdoughs, cakes, brownies from a number of artisan bakers, including SlatenCrumb, Illegally Delicious, the Short & Sweet Bakery and Brownbread are delighted to have Oliviers Bakery presently, and will look to bring these back when we are able to grow out trader numbers. We have cut plants and edibles from the local nursery Cookoobox, Bradfields Dairy Farm provide our organic milk, milkshakes, cheese, yogurts. Brockmans supply all the organic fruit and veg needs, and Picks Organic serve our cold meats and do breakfast/brunch buns, and you get pick up your traditional cheese from Heritage Cheese.
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Local trade for local farms, dairies and bakers, and soon for artisans craft and designers.
The market is in the park every Sunday from 10am until 2pm. Its has been oved to the main road by the crescent in front of the Mansion.
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Our super six are now the Noteworthy Nine. Oliviers Bakery, Heritage Cheese, Picks Organic Farm, Brockmans Fruit&Veg, Bradfields Dairy, Cuckoobox cut plants & edibles, are joined this week by Brockley Bees local honey producer, Ma Kates, preserves and sauces, & The Short and Sweet Bakery
The market is commited to going contactless for the duration of the covid 19 pandemic, so bring your card with you and leave your cash at home
Are you here every week?
Yes every Sunday 10am until2pm
why is there only six traders?
Covid restrictions. We are applying to expand safely.
Bradfields is a small farm of less than 250 acres, that has been owned by the Lambert family since 1922. Bradfields has over 120 Friesian Holsteins cows bred on the farm.
The dairy is a new enterprise as of February 2017, setup by Clare the youngest of three Lamber sisters, to generate enough money to keep the farm going through tough times.
Bradfields produce organic milk, yogurts, milkshakes and hard cheese and have already won 3 Great Taste 1 star awards (natural yogurt, extra thick cream, crème fraiche).
As Kents First Organic and Biodynamic Farm, Brockmans farm have over 60 Years of Organic Heritage. Growing and Supplying Specialist Organic Heritage and Wild Produce, offering seasonal produce. Come on Sunday to get your weekly supply of potatoes,onions,courgettes,aubergine,cherry tomatoes,green beans, spinach,beetroot,celery, garlic, chillies, apples, bananas. (subject to change)
Trading for over 20 years Perry & Alice are very affable and knowledgeable nursery growers. Cookoobox offer a wide range of herbs and edible plants as perennials, bedding, house plant and cut flowers. They spent many years travelling around the country attending county fairs and garden shows, gaining many gold medals, and were the first nursery to display chillis as a single species with the RHS, earning them Best of Show in 2008. In more recent times you can find them whiling away their weekends in Brockley and with us here in Beckenham on a Sunday, adding much appreciated natural colour and, fragrance
Heritage Cheese were founded in 2017, by a bunch of cheese lovers.. They work tirelessly to bring you the very best of British and Irish cheese. From award winning blues and cheddars to more esoteric delights and look forward to ticking your taste-buds every Sunday in Beckenham.
“The incredible variety created from such a small number of ingredients is truly breath-taking. Every cheese tells a beautiful story of how, where and by whom it was made, and its our privilege to share this with you” Enrico @Heritage Cheese
Oliviers Bakery Rely on a long tradition of French Savoir-fair, harnessing organic ingredients to bake an artisan selection of sourdough breads, speciality breads: focaccia’s, Oliver bread, spelt, caramelized walnut; selection of hand rolled pastries; almond croissant, pain au raisin, pain au chocolat, croissant; cakes; naught brownie and twice baked banana cake topped with caramelized almonds.
” There is nothing more beautiful than creating honest food and making people happy” Olivier Favrel @OliviersBakery
Tim and Nicky formed Pick’s Organic Farm in 1999 to further the cause of the organic movement and to give the local folks, and their young daughter Sophie a choice of naturally produced organic food. When you visit the Picks Organic Stall you can take away their organic sausages, bacons and burgers, and enjoy a sneeky burger or breakfast roll whilst you wait.
Phil turned a bee keeping passion into a business and takes bee welfare very seriously, With hives across South East London, come and try the local honey, wax products and hampers
Denver brings South AfrIcan twist on global flavours. chIlis, pickles, preserves and chutneys all home made by Denver and inspired by his South African heritage and the growing fields of Kent.
Nicky followed her passion for baking brownies into a business four years ago. With a wide range of flavours including salted caramel, and double chocolate. Nickys' other passion outside of rugby is dogs and its no surprise to know Nicky also brings edible treats for pooch to sample and for sale.